In 18K (750) yellow gold, art nouveau, most likely from Belgium, dating from around 1900, set with 3 natural pearls and 12 diamonds, embellished with translucid enamel, handmade.
Assay mark on pin 18K
Size and Weight
Dimensions 32 x 31 mm, weight 6.6 g
Accompanied by a Lohri certificate
(1880 to 1910)
Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) was an attempt to respond to the human desire for beauty and security in times of soulless mechanization. Even though this era only existed for a brief moment, it had a lasting impact on the world of jewellery. Soft colours and flowing, organic designs such as blossoms, leaves, insects and beetles define the Art Nouveau pieces. The transience of life is captured by depicting, for instance, the sprouting, blossoming and withering of plants. The phantom and mythological worlds are also portrayed, leaving the beholder of these pieces with a melancholic feeling about the transience of earthly things.